Top Camping Spots in the UK
The United Kingdom has some of the best scenic places in the world. The tourists from the entire world consider the UK as one of the top destinations for tourism. It can range from roiling hills to sweeping coastlines, that has a special place for the visiting tourists. Last year in 2019, the British holidaymakers were greeted with a combination of best cuisines, an average weather condition and a warm welcome, which in itself was sufficient enough to ensure that they sacrifice their annual holiday to the Costa Del Sol in order to support the likes of English Riviera, indulging in everything that the UK had to offer.
Even though there are various hotels available across the UK, providing more than 600,000 rooms, it is actually the 3,000 campsites that litter the country, that has contributed to this mass growth in ‘staycations’. That said, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite campsites throughout the UK, homing in on destinations you can frequently visit, which can offer that little something extra.
Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland – Rossharbour
Rossharbour is one of the undoubted beautiful locations, situated on the edge of Lower Lough Erne shore, on the Boa Island. The site is perhaps one of the most peaceful and secluded areas in the country, ideal for escaping the rat race and being at one with nature. Some of the local attractions here include the Marble Arch Caves and the Legnabrocky Trail. These locations shot to fame only recently, thanks to the social media channels. On Instagram, the Legnabrocky Trial has been compared to the stairway to heaven. It includes a 4 KM walk, that passes through the sweeping hill and finally makes the way to a summit at a height of 550m, thus offering a blissful view of the surrounding landscape. After finishing the trek, one has the option to return to one of the many wigwams or the glamping pods where one can relax in their own personal hot tubs and later have a barbeque by the water.
Book here: https://rossharbour.co.uk/glamping/
Pembrokeshire, Wales – Caerfai Farm
If you meander your way back across the Irish Sea, you will find the Caerfai Farm which is the UK’s smallest city. The Caerfai Farm also known as St Davids, got the status of the city in 1995. It offers some of the most magnificent coastal scenery in the UK and has a population of just 1,600 people. Caerfai has an astonishing scenic beauty for those who can admire it. The tourists can camp at the top of the headland and simply immerse in the stunning light reflecting off the waves below. Pitching a tent is the most popular choice among visitors, however for those of them who are not very interested to get close nature, have the option for yurts and cottages. Bringing a kite to St David’s would be highly suggested for those of them bringing the kids as it can provide hours of unlimited fun.
Isle of Arran, Scotland — Runach Arainn
The Isle of Arran, in Scotland, is a very small area of land, comprising of a landmass that is only 20 miles in length and 10 miles wide. This location can be easily accessed from the ferry port at Ardrossan and is one of the most stunning areas in the United Kingdom. In spite of being such a small area, this place offers a combination of forests, valleys and sandy beaches that’s hard to find together anywhere else in the world. The Runach Arainn at the Isle of Arran, can give a camping experience, unlike any others. The yurt here can accommodate up to six people and includes a wood burner and stove as well as Wi-Fi. One could have an experience of outstanding natural beauty and at the same time have the comfort of home is at this location. The island offers every kind of holiday needs, with challenging hikes and cycles, low valley strolls, or watersport activities for the slightly more adventurous people. At the end, one can relax with a glass of wine in the evening at the Stag’s Pavilion before indulging in some luxury seafood cuisine.
Cumbria, England — Fisherground
If anyone is planning for an action-packed holiday with the kids, then the Fisherground in Lake District at Cumbia, England should be the first location in the list. As one drives into this place, it would become quite evident for both the parent and the kid as to why this was the right choice. This location has been described as the children’s paradise as its set deep in the heart of Eskdale, one of Cumbria’s most exquisite valleys. Some of the activities that the children can enjoy here include the zip wire, Tarzan ropes, and tyre rafts to negotiate through the pond. However, one need not think that this place is only for the kids, as the Fisherground is also a perfect location for those of them seeking challenge and fancy tackling the National Three Peaks. Apart from that, there is the King George IV Inn, which is at a walking distance off the site and offers traditional homely dishes and of course a hearty stout.
Book here: https://www.fishergroundcampsite.co.uk/
Sussex, England – The Secret Campsite
One of the major reasons for people to go camping is to escape from the hustle and bustle of busy modern life. The Secret Campsite is one such place that can help you to escape the nine to five rat race. Situated five miles north of Lewes, in the Sussex countryside, this place reconnects you with nature with some of the sites that are probably untouched. Its quite common to notice deer strolling past you in this site, thus giving you a fair bit of idea that wildlife habitats are prevalent here. Featured at the George Clarkes Amazing Spaces, the SCL with Tree Tents are available for accommodation here. There are numerous edible plants too planted here by the owners, giving you the surprise if you happen to be a frequent visitor here.
Book here: https://thesecretcampsites.co.uk/lewes/overview/
With more than 12,000 miles of coastline and countless stunning peaks, pack your Lightweight Gas Bottles and hit the road, taking advantage of everything this country has to offer.